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Orlagh Winters: OMG? LOL? What Has Happened To The English Language?

Orlagh Winters: OMG? LOL? What Has Happened To The English Language?

January 27, 2015 at 9:57 am 1 comment

WHAT is happening to the English language? Why is it that “congrads” has become acceptable to offer congratulations? Why is “best if luck” the new way to wish someone the ‘best of luck’? I know that there is a certain amount of abbreviated text speak that we use everyday: U/you, TY/thank […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Well It’s Been Quite A Week!

January 26, 2015 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

  WHAT a week it has been. January is traditionally a quiet time, but this week it was far from quiet for me. Bright and early, I got a call from RTE to tell me I got a slot on the ‘Today’ show. The response from the people of Tralee […]

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The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

January 25, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has something special for pasta lovers… CONTINUING the theme of healthier eating, this week I have shared a lovely pasta dish that is a hit in our house, as is most Italian food. Olive oil-based pasta sauces are much healthier than […]

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Roger Harty: ‘Resilience’

Roger Harty: ‘Resilience’

January 25, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

I LOOKED up the word resilience in the dictionary and found the following: Psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity. Stress and adversity can come in the shape of family or relationship problems, health problems, or workplace and financial stressors, among others. […]

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Aine Ferris, Mairead O'Mahony, Orla Young, Sarah Collins and Kathleen O'Sullivan at the Kilmoyley GAA Social in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kilmoyley GAA Honours Heroes Of The Past At Social

January 24, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE hurling-mad parish of Kilmoyley held their 53rd annual social last night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel and it was a typically great occasion. The club social, which also celebrated 125 years of GAA, was attended by the young and not so young and the special guests on the night were the U21 […]

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Profile: Meet The Man Who’s ‘Running The Kingdom’ To Fitness

Profile: Meet The Man Who’s ‘Running The Kingdom’ To Fitness

January 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm Comments are Disabled

With the running season kicking off in earnest again, Fergus Dennehy of TraleeToday.ie meets the man who has turned the town running-mad over the past year…  Marcus Howlett, as founder of the Tralee International Marathon, Director of ‘Run The Kingdom’ and club trainer for the ‘Born To Run’ marathon club, should […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk, Mark Doe cookery demonstration were, from left:  Elanor Maloney, Kate Barry, Pauleen Lynch and Isabelle Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Healthy Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Cooking Event

January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when many people are watching their waistlines, so to help people on their quest for a healthier new year, a cookery demonstration took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Proceeds on the night were in aid of the new Mercy Mounthawk extension fund and well-known chef […]

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New Teen Package Comes Up Smelling Of Herbs And Roses At Spa

New Teen Package Comes Up Smelling Of Herbs And Roses At Spa

January 22, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE people at the Herbs and Roses Spa at the Fels Point Hotel have come up with a great day out for teenage girls which is going down a storm since it was introduced a couple of weeks ago. Girls between the ages of 12-16 can spend two to three hours […]

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Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

January 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEETODAY.IE’S  beauty columnist has just secured a regular slot on RTE’s flagship afternoon programme. Mary O’Donnell will grace our screens on a fortnightly basis with Dáithí O Sé and Maura Derrane on the ‘Today’ show talking about all things beauty-related. “I’m absolutely thrilled with it,” said Mary. “There was a lot of people […]

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Zoe’s World: The ‘Perfect Pressure’

Zoe’s World: The ‘Perfect Pressure’

January 21, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

  YEARS ago now, there was this really popular song called ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ by the sweet little Hannah Montana. I, along with a million other 10 year olds, sung our hearts out to that song. Sure, it was auto tuned to death and it’s not like Miley Cyrus actually wrote the […]

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Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

January 21, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

A WOMAN who lost her US high school ring in The Mount Brandon Hotel nearly 44 years ago is appealing to the people of Tralee to help her find it. Laura O’Brien (nee Gleeson), originally from New York, was a boarder in a secondary school in Limerick in 1970/71. While on […]

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Sean Taaffe: Going Blonde? You’ll Need This Advice…

Sean Taaffe: Going Blonde? You’ll Need This Advice…

January 21, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group, answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’ve really dark hair and want to go blonde . I’ve been advised that it’s a big procedure. Any advice before I do it? Sean Says: Yes, plenty! First have […]

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IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

January 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

  THE Managing Director of the IMF was in Dublin yesterday to meet Enda Kenny and wore a Rose of Tralee brooch worth €35. Mind you, she did also carry a Hermes bag costing a whopping €7,000. IMF boss, Christine Legarde, who is known as somewhat of a ‘style icon’ wore the […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Sooner We Leave Behind The Homophobic Ireland Of Old The Better

Orlagh Winters: The Sooner We Leave Behind The Homophobic Ireland Of Old The Better

January 20, 2015 at 10:10 am 2 comments

  SO I made it home last night and without sounding like the typical homecoming holidaymaker, it sure is cold. Brass monkey springs to mind. Abu Dhabi is an amazing place with lots to see and do and has changed its attitude towards women considerably since I first visited almost […]

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A model showing the latest in bridal wear at the Wedding Fair in the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wedding Fair Draws Large Crowds To Fels Point

January 19, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 40 businesses took stands at the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday as the wedding fair season began in earnest. Hundreds passed through the fair, organised by the company, weddingdealoftheday.com, on the day, checking out everything from cakes to DJs and, of course, bridal wear. Models from the Norma O’Donoghue […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Forget Supermodels! 90-Years-Old Lilly Is the Perfect Advert For Lancome

Mary O’Donnell: Forget Supermodels! 90-Years-Old Lilly Is the Perfect Advert For Lancome

January 19, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week I attended my first 90th birthday. The birthday girl was my gran aunt and her name is Lilly Curtin, a very popular resident in Highfield Grove in Caherslee. Although for the last few years Lilly has been residing in  Cúil Dídin nursing-home, Lilly spent all her working life in the hustle […]

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At the Lixnaw GAA function were, from left: Sharon O'Keeffe, Ann McCarthy, Helena O'Keeffe, David Silles and John Buckley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Lixnaw GAA Celebrates A Great Year At Ballyroe

January 18, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a great night of celebration in the Ballyyoe Heights Hotel last night as Lixnaw GAA club held its annual social. It’s been a great year for the club as they captured the Kerry Senior Hurling title back in October. The club faithful enjoyed a four course meal […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfectly Healthy Salad

The Chef’s Table: A Perfectly Healthy Salad

January 18, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has this great healthy salad recipe… IT seems that everybody has made healthier eating their new year’s resolution this year. I needed baby spinach for a dish this week and found it impossible to get any, everyone must be starting […]

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Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Thoughts)

Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Thoughts)

January 18, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

  SOMETIMES in life we have to put ourselves out there, be forthright, and say what we truly believe. What our elders meant when they said ‘Calling a spade a spade’. I am going to make my own radical statement by saying that I truly believe that the only thing that […]

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Seventh Kerry Fashion Week Promises To Be The Best Ever

Seventh Kerry Fashion Week Promises To Be The Best Ever

January 16, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE seventh annual Kerry Fashion Week and KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards was launched at the Fitzwilliam Hotel on Wednesday. The event will take place in venues throughout Kerry from Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6 with the KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards in association with IMAGE magazine taking place in the […]

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Kerry Wedding Show At The INEC

Kerry Wedding Show At The INEC

January 15, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE seventh annual Kerry Wedding Show, run by Radio Kerry Events, takes place at the INEC, Killarney on Sunday, January 25. Opening at 12 noon the show will feature over 60 wedding suppliers, a Bridal Fashion Showcase by Upfront Model Management and a Wedding Make Up Masterclass with TraleeToday.ie’s Mary […]

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At the cheque handover of €1,500 from Ch Chemist to Recovery Haven were, from left: Sandra Rusk, Claire Harty, Helen Parker, Maureen O'Brien, Eileen Kennedy and Kevin Riordan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

CH Chemists’ Charity Fashion Event Raises €1,500 For Recovery Haven

January 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST November CH Chemists held what was billed as an ‘Evening Of Style And Beauty’ all in aid of Recovery Haven cancer respite centre. The efforts of the well known retailer in The Mall raised €1,500 for Recovery Haven. This was the fourth occasion the night was held in CH Chemists. “The […]

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Zoe’s World: I Hate Facebook…But The Positivity Trends Are Good

Zoe’s World: I Hate Facebook…But The Positivity Trends Are Good

January 14, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

I AM never on Facebook. The only time I log on is for some shameless self promotion every once in a while. My hatred for Facebook is mostly because I am sick of the constant trends that are circling. My feed is always full of either one trend or the […]

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Sean Taaffe: When You Don’t Want Products Pushed On You

Sean Taaffe: When You Don’t Want Products Pushed On You

January 14, 2015 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

 See above ad for special promotion Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: Every time I go to the salon I’m sick of being told what products I need. I feel like they are being pushed on […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Style Winners And Losers At Golden Globes

Orlagh Winters: The Style Winners And Losers At Golden Globes

January 13, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

AWARDS season in the USA is always something that we look at with bated breath and it’s funny but the best and worst dressed gongs have grown to be as important – and in some cases more important – than the actual awards. Why? Well, we all love to see […]

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Khloe Kardashian Wears Kerry Man’s Creation To Golden Globes Party

Khloe Kardashian Wears Kerry Man’s Creation To Golden Globes Party

January 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a Kerry connection at the Golden Globes last night when famed socialite and reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian, showed up to an after party in a gown created by Ballyheigue man Don O’Neill. The New York-based designer is enjoying huge success at the moment with his THEIA collection, appearing […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: A Good REN For Your Money

January 12, 2015 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

I ALWAYS think this is bubble bath season. After a long hard day at work, being out it this cold weather, a long hot soak is a lovely way to upwind and feel pampered. Finances are not  good in January, so a bubble bath can be a good alternative for pamper […]

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Daniel Kinsella, Ina Dema, Max Benner and Dearbhla Lynch at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Teenagers Enjoy CBS Students’ Debs Ball At Ballyroe

January 11, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special promotion THOSE CBS lads scrub up well! A couple of hundred students looked dapper and glamorous at the CBS The Green Students’ Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Organised by students, Adam Barrett, Sean Carroll, Eoghan O’Hanlon and Dylan Hartnett, there were […]

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Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Food)

Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Food)

January 11, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

BEFORE I discuss anything to do with food, I believe it is imperative that I write about love and kindness first. What is love? Now there is the quintessential question that has baffled man through the ages. Let’s look to the wise men for an answer. The Buddha was once […]

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At the launch of Dress Haven were,  from left: Nicola O'Sullivan (Sales and Marketing Manager Fels Point), Laura O'Reidy (Operations Manager Fels Point), Grace O'Donnell (Recovery Haven), Mary Brick and Denis Leary (General Manager Fels Point). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Charity Night Will Be A Haven For Fashionistas At The Fels Point

January 10, 2015 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

  See above ad for special promotion DESIGNER bags, dresses, shoes and all accessories will be available at a fraction of the price at the ‘Dress Haven’ fashion night in the Fels Point Hotel on Febuary 7. Proceeds of the event will go towards Recovery Haven cancer respite centre so, […]

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